Prime Minister says CPEC aims to facilitate trade along an overland route that connects Kashgar and Gwadar, through the construction of a network of highways, railways, and pipelinesHe was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Hoshab-Pangur-Sorab road at Turbat on Wednesday. The 448 kilometer road, which is important component of the Western Corridor of CPEC, has been completed at a cost of over 22 billion rupees to link Gwadar Port with National Highway network.  It will also provide shortest link to Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics. The Prime Minister described completion of this vital project as making of new Balochistan and new Pakistan. He expressed the confidence that its completion would create enormous economic and commercial activities and help overcome the challenge of poverty, backwardness, ignorance and unemployment in the region.

Host: Dr Shafiqurehman 

Analysts on Phone:

Anwarul Haq Kakar (Spokesperson Balochistan Government)

Dr Shahid Hassan Siddiqui (Economist)

Dr Azhar Ahmad (Economist)

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